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400 weeks ago @ Intelligent Discontent - Tester Shockingly Rais... · 0 replies · +1 points

No, despite your simplistic assessment, that's not what I believe.

I think that giving enormous tax breaks was a terrible policy decision as was starting a couple of incredibly expensive decade-long wars.

Governments should spend in deficit when needed to boost their economy. They shouldn't do it just to hand over money to plutocrats.

Terribly complex, I know.

400 weeks ago @ Intelligent Discontent - Tester Shockingly Rais... · 0 replies · +1 points

Tiresome. Why don't you wander off into psychoanalysis again? Isn't that about where we are in this cycle of posts?

Or is this the one where you talk about how rich you are? I get confused.

400 weeks ago @ Intelligent Discontent - Tester Shockingly Rais... · 0 replies · +1 points

Name some of them and it's not anecdotal. Tell us who the LCV employees are. Otherwise, it's just you saying it.

You've repeated that last paragraph on at least a couple of spots today, but do you really believe a Republican-controlled Senate and House aren't an incredible threat to environmental protections, wilderness, and endangered species?

You're letting your personal animosity get in the way of what is right in front of your face. Republicans will gut the Clean Air Act, will eliminate the ESA or dramatically reduce its reach, and will open up every forest they can to logging. I can't understand how someone could even pretend otherwise.

400 weeks ago @ Intelligent Discontent - Tester Shockingly Rais... · 0 replies · +1 points

If they care about the deficit and out of control spending, why in the hell would they vote for Dennis Rehberg, who championed the wars and tax cuts that created much of the problem?

400 weeks ago @ Intelligent Discontent - Tester Shockingly Rais... · 0 replies · +1 points

Let me rephrase. Your argument is entirely divorced from political and practical reality.

400 weeks ago @ Intelligent Discontent - Tester Shockingly Rais... · 4 replies · +1 points

Has anyone ever seen Mark, Matt, J.C. and Lizard in the same room?

Just curious.

400 weeks ago @ Intelligent Discontent - Tester Shockingly Rais... · 2 replies · -1 points

Of course you think that, Matt. Forced to choose between your anecdotal observations and the demonstrated commitment of the LCV, I'll trust the latter.

I missed your commentary today about Rehberg's tour around the state during which he has told serial polluters that there is too much regulation on their industries.

I'm sure we'll see that soon.

400 weeks ago @ Intelligent Discontent - Tester Shockingly Rais... · 2 replies · 0 points

Of course you don't. I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest, however, that the LCV is somewhat more important entity when it comes to assessing political candidates than you are.

400 weeks ago @ Intelligent Discontent - Tester Shockingly Rais... · 6 replies · +1 points

Except there's no evidence of that happening here, not that evidence ever has anything to do with your commentary.

400 weeks ago @ Intelligent Discontent - Tester Shockingly Rais... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm not sure what advantages Tester derives from being an incumbent, though. What are they?

I also reject the idea that the there is something amiss with the campaign. What campaign? It really hasn't started yet. Since neither man faces a real primary challenge, the only campaigning that has taken place is some outside ads (mostly critical of Tester) and one Tester ad in limited circulation.

This is going to be a challenging race for Tester, but the biggest problems are just demographic. Despite success in the statewides recently, the Montana electorate leans Republican. That Tester is closer than the D/R gap means it will continue to be competitive.